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Aspects of Death in Early Greek Art and Poetry Emily Vermeule

Aspects of Death in Early Greek Art and Poetry

Emily Vermeule

Published September 29th 1981
ISBN : 9780520044043
Paperback
285 pages
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The ancient Greeks devoted a significant portion of their poetic and artistic energy to exploring themes of death. Vermeule examines the facts and fictions of Greek death, including burial and mourning, visions of the underworld, souls and ghosts,MoreThe ancient Greeks devoted a significant portion of their poetic and artistic energy to exploring themes of death. Vermeule examines the facts and fictions of Greek death, including burial and mourning, visions of the underworld, souls and ghosts, the value of heroic death in battle, the quest for immortality, the linked powers of death, sleep, and love, and more.